MEDIA - PRESS
MEDIA - PRESS
MORE POWER TO WOMEN
A unique exhibition in Dubai raises funds for Dubai Cares by highlighting the importance of education for girls. Some of the participating artists with Ajala Project co-founders Hassan Bello and Narmeen Naser at Novotel World Trade Centre. Dubai: A 16-year-old Dubai girl initiated a unique art exhibition in partnership with the Ajala Project, a social enterprise, in Dubai this week to showcase artworks representing countries where girls are denied access to education. Called “Empowering Girls Through Education”, the five-day exhibition at Novotel World Trade Centre coincided with the International Women’s Day week. It aimed at raising funds for Dubai Cares, with 70 percent of its proceeds being donated to a cause that stresses equal access to education for girls and boys.
BY SHARMILA DHAL, CHIEF REPORTER
MARCH 8TH, 2017
Isabelle Noor’s Smile of a Woman art exhibition
Isabelle Noor is on a mission. A one that mean look like it’s just a drop in the ocean but one with a magnitude of changing lives at a whole new level. Her journey is about bringing the smile of a woman to the hearts, minds and spirits of one and all who care to be part of her life journey.
BY JAN DSA
NOVEMBER 24TH, 2016
GULF NEWS ARTS TRIBUTE TO THE RESILIENCE OF WOMEN
Dubai-based French artist Isabelle Noor’s exhibition “Smile of a Woman around the World” conveys a message of love, peace and harmony between people and nations through her paintings of smiling women. Over the last two years Noor has been taking photographs of women in every country she traveled to, and researching the traditional costumes, crafts and other elements of their cultures. Her colorful, vibrant photo-paintings are based on these photographs, which show women from different countries, backgrounds and cultures, with the one common factor being their warm, radiant smiles..
BY JYOTI KALSI SPECIAL TO WEEKEND REVIEW
NOVEMBER 9TH, 2016
ARTS + CULTURE:
ART OF HOSPITALITY
I will take a deluxe suite... and want to place a room service order for a Caesar Salad with avocado, sparkling water... and, yes, some art please.” With the hospitality and art sector merging like never before, no longer does this request sound bizarre. As hotels like the Burj al Arab don the cover of every postcard from Dubai, the hospitality sector is at its competitive best. More and more hotels have begun to look at stunning art and sculpture pieces to place their hotel apart from the rest of the herd.